Right, I’m on my way home from doing the iTunes Festival. It was a typically odd, short-lived TV appearance for me. I was briefly interviewed by XFM’s Dave Berry and a heavily made-up but not heavily dressed Fearne Cotton. There was a farcical bit where we ‘took questions’ from the public- something that was trailed all day long on Twitter- but there was only time for me to answer one, the question of which football team I support, something which is pretty well documented. Mischa Barton sat next to me looking pretty and not-entirely-sure-what-was-happening. I didn’t know, unfortunately, who she was. And vice versa.
On the other hand there was a bit where I stood on a balcony and quite a number of people screamed excitedly to see me. This was because they were emotionally wound-up as they were about to see the Hoosiers. But I still enjoyed feeling like a big shot, especially at the same time as feeling like quite a small shot, making a 25-second appearance on telly to hawk my book surrounded by uber-cool Camden types with their clever hair and glasses.
It was true what I said, that I am greatly looking forward to the new Arcade Fire album. I think they have the potential to be the best band of our ‘times’. But sometimes they try a bit hard. So we’ll see.
Funny old world. In some ways it is incredibly cool to hang out with these famous people and be on the actual tv. At the same time it’s all rather silly and pointless. And makes me yearn for my genuine audience. Which is you. Thanks for reading. I’ll be writing more interesting things shortly. When I haven’t been up since 6 and met Fearne. And Mischa. Whoever she was.